Workforce Development and Training
NACCHO is committed to a competent workforce in local health departments (LHDs). NACCHO offers a variety of workshops and trainings, supports and promotes leadership development and core competency efforts, and engages in national policy discussions to address pressing public health workforce issues.
The Workforce Resources page provides a list of helpful tools and information concerning the public health workforce.
In the Spotlight
The National Board of Public Health Examiners is hosting a webinar series for those interested in the new credentialing opportunity for public health professionals. Since public health professionals face a variety of serious challenges ranging from controlling infectious diseases to reducing environmental hazards, they need to stay at the forefront of their field. The exam is rooted in the five basic core competencies of public health to reflect the nature of the field and the way one area of knowledge blends into another. More »
Describing the Local Public Health Workforce: Workers Who Prevent, Promote, and Protect the Nation''s Health
This white paper describes the local public health workforce necessary to provide the services of a functional local health department and some of the occupations that exist in LHDs. This document is meant to be shared with a wide variety of audiences, including the general public, elected officials, and anyone who might be interested in learning about the local public health workforce. More »
New Report Available: Local Public Health Workforce Benchmarks
This report offers a blueprint for the development of staffing benchmarks for LHDs. Two benchmarking applications are proposed in this report, as well as key research questions that will help refine LHD staffing benchmarks. This study was initiated by NACCHO in an effort to guide LHDs in structuring their workforce, to provide evidence in support of local public health workforce development, and to provide information for advocacy in local public health. More »